Want To Elevate Your Balloon Business?

Attend Balloon Boss Summit 2024

Increase skills and confidence to create high-profit balloon designs and leave with professional photography to grab the attention of your ideal clients to increase your sales.

Collaborate with our team of instructors/mentors and like-minded Balloon Boss attendees to create new systems for growth and your customized personal roadmap to success.

Daily networking lunch included in registration. 

November 9 - 14, 2024

Discover business skills and strategies to take your business to the next level.

The best way to become the best is to learn from the best! 

Benefits of Balloon Boss Summit include:

Access to professional photography for marketing, create a professional support network, access to technology to increase efficiency, increased confidence, tools to reduce stress, systems to improve efficiency, leave energized to Take Action and Thrive with your personal roadmap to success!

Discover business skills and strategies to take your business to the next level.

The best way to become the best is to learn from the best! 

Benefits of Balloon Boss Summit include:

Access to professional photography for marketing, create a professional support network, access to technology to increase efficiency, increased confidence, tools to reduce stress, systems to improve efficiency, leave energized to Take Action and Thrive with your personal roadmap to success!

Take a week away from working IN your business to work ON your business

Included in your registration:

Take a week away from working IN your business to work ON your business

Included in your registration:

Business Mindset

Having a business mindset allows you to overcome the challenges. We focus on defining goals, creating an action plan, and giving you tools and support to take action.

Learn New Skills

We provide a multifaceted dynamic workshop, with a unique 7-to-1 ratio of attendees to instructor/facilitators to give you opportunity for small group learning and networking.

Apply the tools

Use the techniques and tools to improve your business and self-care to help you create a more productive schedule to meet your clients' expectations and achieve your personal and professional goals.

Get A Competitive Advantage

Identify your target clients and create high-profit balloon decor with access to images from a professional photographer on-site to attract your ideal clients.

CBA Testing

*CBA testing is offered for Summit attendees on Saturday, November 4th from 9 am - 1 pm.
You must turn all your online test and materials into Qualatex by October 4th to qualify to complete your CBA at Summit.

Certificates will be awarded on Sunday at our Kick off Dinner.

Unique Hands-On Balloon Business Experience

We offer a complete set of tools and tailored services to help our clients stand out from the crowd and build an effective digital marketing strategy.

November 9-14, 2024

*CBA testing is offered for Summit attendees on DATE

Customer Service

Attracting Your Target Client

Leadership Development

Goal Setting

Efficiency in Creating High-End Balloon Decor

Marketing Strategy

Team Building Skills

Daily Networking

Professional photography to market your business

Attend Balloon Boss Summit 2024
In Person

Schedule: Nov 9-14, 2024

Summit 2024

Pay in full or make payments
$3597
$ $2797 Early Bird ends 7/31/24
  • Delicious networking lunch Saturday through Thursday with instructors & Staff
  • Theme Dinner & Dancing Wednesday Night
  • 6 days of hands-on balloon & business training
  • Professional photography of high profit decor to market with
  • Hotel and other dinners not included

Payment FAQs

Can’t pay in full? No worries. We have two payment plans available, in which you’d pay every month until the ticket is paid off. 

Available payment plans:

  • 4 pay

The 4-pay payment plan is broken into 4 monthly payments each 25% of the total price of the summit ticket, $699.25 per payment. Select “Pay Deposit” 

If you use a promo code, it reduces the amount of the summit ticket and the amount of each payment (promo code is only available 1 time at the time of the initial purchase)

The final day to sign up for the payment plan is July 31, 2024.

All payments must be paid by October 31, 2024.

Due to LImited seating and high overhead of the event
NO REFUNDS on your ticket to Balloon Boss Summit 

If you choose to find a buyer for your ticket,  the arrangements need to be made with our team at least 5 days prior to the event. 

If unable to find a buyer for your ticket, you will “attend” as an absentee and be mailed your goodie bag and workbook and have access to the main stage class recordings and professional photography within 30 days of the end of Summit. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my ticket refundable?
Due to LImited seating and high overhead of the event NO REFUNDS on your ticket to Balloon Boss Summit  If you choose to find a buyer for your ticket,  the arrangements need to be made with our team at least 5 days prior to the event.  If unable to find a buyer for your ticket, you will “attend” as an absentee and be mailed your goodie bag and workbook and have access to the main stage class recordings and professional photography within 30 days of the end of Summit. 
How is Balloon Boss Summit different than other training programs?
  • Combination of balloon building and business systems to help you take action immediately on what is learned at Summit. 
  • Access to all the professional photography and video clips at the event to use in your marketing to help you sell what you share from the event.
  • Bring your laptop to work with instructors and delegates to overcome the blocks you have when putting a system in place for a customer management system, editing a pricing catalog or putting up social media post.
  • Over 2 dozen diverse instructors with just 100 delegates allow you to feel seen and heard by the staff with small group builds and conversations built into the daily schedule to create or expand your professional network. 
What day should I arrive?

Plan on arriving on or the day before the first day of the event.

When do the "official classes" start and end?

First Session Saturday at 9 am. Last Session Ends Thursday at 4 pm

What meals are covered in my registration ticket?
  • 6 days of delicious networking lunch:  Saturday – Thursday
  • Wednesday night Dinner & dancing.
Can I bring my children or family to classes or events?

Due to safety and other factors, including limited seating in the venue, children and guests cannot be in the classes or conference, or meal areas. 

You may purchase a guest ticket to attend the dinner on Wednesday night so they can join you for the meal & dancing.

Where is Balloon Boss Summit held and is there a room block?

Disney Springs Holiday Inn Orlando
1805 Hotel Plaza BLVD
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

You’ll get the room code after you buy your ticket.

What is the closest airport?
MCO Orlando International Airport
How do we get to the hotel?

Install the UBER or LYFT app on your phone before travel to use when you have your bags.

You can arrange ahead of time with other delegates to see if someone is coming in at a similar time to share an Uber with you. 

What is the schedule?

The schedule is not available at this time.

Do delegates get access to discount tickets at Disney World?

YES after you register you are given the link to the dicounted tickets.

Instructors for 2024

Joette Giardina
Event Producer

Balloon Coach
Lakeland, FL

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2003
Certificates & Awards in Industry: 
CBA – 2008
FLOAT 1st Place Miniature
FLOAT 1st Place Freestyle
Betallic Inspire Award 2019

About: 

Joette jumped into the balloon industry as her career in 2003 after being burnt out as a social worker. Over the years she has created a wealth of knowledge and professional network by investing in attending yearly balloon conferences.

Giardina became Balloon Coach in 2015 in response to the number of balloon designers requesting training and coaching on marketing and sales. Today BalloonCoach.com serves hunderds of balloon professionals with ongoing online learning in Balloon Boss Mastermind Program.

Balloon Boss Summit is a unique learning experience mixing instructors in both Business and Balloon Building to help 100 delegates have a life changing experience when they take action on what they learn.

Balloon Coach Joette loves to serve as your partner in Success! “

Stephanie Cofield-Mixon
Celebration Creations
Sponsor: Betallic-Sempertex

Manahawkin, NJ

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 1989
Certificates & Awards in Industry: Certified Balloon Artist

About: We are known for offering Classic and Organic decor to private party hosts and corporate clients. We primarily use Classic decor to create centerpieces, arches, columns, murals, backdrops, sculptures and shapes – and often introduce some elements of Classic decor into our Organic clients’ designs. We are a retail balloon boutique catering to the private party host, featuring organic garlands, backdrops and specialty helium and air-filled designs. Our client base is a 50/50 mix of business/corporate and private events. 

Lilly Jiminez
Creative Heart Studio
Sponsor: Gemar

Miami, FL

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2016

About:Mostly known for Balloon Mosaics™️ and detailed stylized Balloon Creations.

Tabitha Miller
Animated Art Balloons
Sponsor: Betallic-Sempertex

Baton Rouge, LA

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2016

Certificates & Awards in Industry:

Float 2024
🏆 1st place – Sculpture design. 💜💛💚
🏆 1st place – Entrance design
🏆 2nd place – Sculpture design
🏆 Delegates choice – Organic design
🏆 Delegates choice – Sculpture design
🧡 FLOAT’ee – Foil Design

About:

Baton Rouge’s Award-Winning Balloon Artist!
At Animated Art Balloons, we transform celebrations into unforgettable experiences with vibrant balloon creations.

I began in 2009 as a face painter, seeking further training by attending FABAIC (The Face and Body Art Convention, hosted by SillyFarm). In 2014, I started balloon twisting and attended The Florida Super Jam in Florida. In 2016, my passion for balloon art ignited after witnessing the incredible artistry at the World Balloon Convention in New Orleans. I was voted number 1 entertainer in Baton Rouge, Parents Magazine, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

In 2019, I won the Betallic scholarship to the Balloon Boss Summit, and GOOD THING! I was so overwhelmed with so much business, and didn’t know where to start. At Balloon Boss Summit, I learned about CRM’s, Website, Accounting, and so much more! Everything I was struggling with, Joette had an expert there to help guide me through that period of major growth. I went back home and applied as much as I could to my business.

I returned again in 2020 to learn MORE! My business doubled in revenue that year, and I now had a new set of challenges. I needed to learn how to manage a team. I went to lunch with Dianna Gladdon and Holland Muscio that year. They encouraged me to look into moving my home based business to a location with more room. My husband and I had looked at a home on 10 acres, with a giant shop I can use for my business. We listed our home in December 2020, and closed on our new home on 10 acres with a shop in 2021! Now I had room to grow!

In 2021, I returned to the Balloon Boss Summit on staff! I was sponsored by AllProWebTools, and shared how having a CRM for my business really improved my organization, sales, and customer service.

In 2022 – Tuftex sponsored me to be on staff at the Balloon Boss Summit, and we launched Tool time with Tab! I am passionate about tools and building sturdy structures. It was great for the attendees to see a female use tools. There was lots of class participation. This opportunity helped attendees become familiar with tools to 2023 – Havin a Party sponsored me to be on staff again. I was able to do small groups with attendees and how to use tools. We also built a 12 foot Dolphin sculpture! We did a time study, and tracked the material costs to calculate how much to charge a client to cover the costs of material, labor and also be profitable.

2024 – Excited to be sponsored by Betallic (Sempertex) for this upcoming Balloon Boss Summit!


Animated Art Balloons brings joy and a touch of magic to every event, crafting custom balloon decor that reflects your unique theme. But the magic doesn’t stop there! I’m thrilled to announce that Animated Art Balloons recently took home a trove of awards at from “Float – The Balloon Convention: 2024, including:
1st Place – Sculpture Design
1st Place – Entrance Design
2nd Place – Organic Decor Design
Delegates’ Choice – Organic Design
Delegates’ Choice – Sculpture Design
FLOAT’ee – Foil Design
Let’s add some POP to your next celebration!

Jenny Porter
Three Sparrows Balloon Studio
Sponsor: Tuftex

Oshawa, ON, Canada

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2017
Certificates & Awards in Industry:

  • 2022 – CBA
  • 2022 – Floatee for Multi Media / Mosaic Design

About: Jenny Porter is a Certified Balloon Artist and International Balloon Award Winner who loves traveling the globe. She has attended conferences and Big Balloon Builds across the world and is now a lead designer and instructor in the balloon industry. There is no obstacle too big or too small for her! Her dreams are big and she cannot wait to share her next big adventure with you!

Dante Longhi
Dream Factory Balloons
Sponsor: BalloonCoach

Kenilworth, NJ

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 1996
Certificates & Awards in Industry: 
2004 at SIAB / Brazil – 1st place in centerpiece
2004 at SIAB / Brazil – 1st place in Large Sculpture
2004 at SIAB / Brazil – 1st place in delivery (which inspired Linda Bruce to develop a new delivery concept, published in the magazine Images Jan / Feb / Mar 2006)
2017 at FLOAT Convention – 1st Place Large Sculpture
2017 at FLOAT Convention – 1st Place Delegates Choice Large Sculpture
2017 at FLOAT Convention – 1st Place Event Design Challenge
2017 at FLOAT Convention – 1st Place Themed Decor Competition
2017 at FLOAT Convention – 1st Place Delegates Choice Themed Decor Competition
2017 at FLOAT Convention – 2nd Place Table Centerpiece

About: 
Dante Longhi has been a balloon artist for 28 years.
Specializing in decoration with round balloons, Gridz, large sculptures, 3D sculptures, innovative designs, arrangements with balloons and deliveries.
He started in the balloon market in 1997 participating in a seminar promoted by Rica Festa.

Four years later, in 2001 he started his activities as a balloon instructor at Rica Festas company!
He participated in several courses and seminars throughout Brazil until he started with international trips. He taught courses in Paraguay, Chile, Mexico and arrived in the USA, where he currently lives with his wife and two children.

Within the USA he has taught courses in more than 30 cities over the past 5 years!

In the years 2011 and 2012 he taught a professional course at an art school in New York where for two years he taught a group of 48 professionals ranging from basic to three-dimensional sculpture.

In 2017 he passed through the cities of San Francisco in California, Brooklyn in New York and Israel on his international trip in addition to participating in the Balloon Camp at Australia.

In 2016 and 2018 he was also present as an instructor at the world’s largest balloon convention “World Balloon Convention”

In 2018 and 2019 he also visited South Africa, Kenya and Dubai.

Currently in addition to PRIMA balloon instructor, he is the owner of Dream Factory Balloons, located in New Jersey, USA. He also owns the “Balloon Project Shop” project store on etsy.com and the YouTube.com/dantelonghi

Passionate about Prima balloons, Dante Longhi is a strong presence throughout the world wherever he goes!

Tiffany Donovan Marino

Tiffany Donovan Marino
Confetti Castle
Sponsor: Toy World

Charlotte, NC

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2019

Certificates & Awards in Industry:

Best in Charlotte for Event Decor

About: 

Tiffany Donovan Marino is the owner of Confetti Castle in Charlotte, Noth Carolina. Confetti Castle specializes in large scale balloon decor, marquee rentals and has recently started an off shoot of the main business called Castle Confections that provides cotton candy carts and other treats for events.

Confetti Castle currently employs 6 full-time and 2 part-time staff members. They have a 6500 sq foot work space that is always full of brightly colored balloons and backdrops.

Tiffany has a passion for teaching others balloon techniques but her favorite thing to teach is the business side of balloons. She has taught all over the United States for Tuftex and Toy World, including teaching at Float 2024, the Tuftex Experience and at Balloon Boss Summit last year!

Sara Meyer
The Bright Balloon & Wisconsin Balloon Decor
Sponsor: 17Hats

Lake Geneva, WI

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2016
Certificates & Awards in Industry: CBA, Designer of the Year

About: Sara runs a home based business that caters to corporate and private decor. Specializing in simple, streamlined offerings and business practices, her company Wisconsin Balloon Decor provides classic and organic arches, columns, garlands and Marquee Letter Rentals. In addition to running her decor business, Sara hosts The Bright Balloon Podcast that helps balloon business owners find balance, success, and joy in their business.

Jeff Kelly
Balloon Suite
Sponsor: Balloon Suite

Seattle, WA

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2017

About: We’re know for increasing the number of leads coming in to your balloon decor business website so that you can grow your sales.

Nicole Larson
Let Nicole Help
Sponsor: Let Nicole Help

Pewaukee, WI

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2021

About: I’m best known for helping with 17hats CRM, but love all things automation, streamlining and customer experience.

Briana Silvio

Briana Silvio
Elevated Impressions
Sponsor: Clik-Clik

Cape Cod, MA

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2019

About: Briana Silvio is a tenacious and community-driven entrepreneur based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She is the owner of Elevated Impressions, a balloon décor and event rental business which she founded in 2019 from the basement of her home.

Elevated Impressions currently employs 4 full-time, 3 part-time, and peak season staff. They have two studio locations and have elevated thousands of events throughout New England.

Briana has a personal passion for creating efficient & effective systems and operations, and a fervor for community involvement. Under her leadership, the team at Elevated Impressions has become well known for their ability to create classic and organic balloon decor that defies gravity with the help of Clik-Clik products.

Mauricio Ramon
Today's Balloons
Sponsor: Balloons2Go

Fort Worth, TX

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2013
Certificates & Awards in Industry: 

About: 

Betty Jo Schneider
Designs by Jo Jo’s Creations
Sponsor:

Canton, OH

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2021
Certificates & Awards in Industry: CBA

About: I would say I’m know best for my organic balloon garlands and customize school balloons! 

Johnathon Gerber
Party People Events
Sponsor: The Balloon Guild


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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2001
Certificates & Awards in Industry: 

2017 @ Float: Sculpture Decor “Floatee” winner
2017 @ FLoat: Entrance Decor “Floatee” winner
2017 @ Float: Overall Event Decor “Floatee” winner
2019 @ Balloon Boss Summit: became CBA

About: 

Johnathon’s career in the entertainment industry commenced in 2001, originally captivating audiences as a balloon twister. His talent and leadership skills quickly propelled him to the managerial position of the entertainment company where he was employed, ultimately leading to his acquisition of the company. Venturing further into the industry, in 2010, Johnathon expanded his entrepreneurial endeavors by purchasing his first balloon decor business, followed by several more acquisitions in the years to come.

At the forefront of innovation, Johnathon co-founded The Balloon Guild in December 2021 alongside Jonathan Fudge. This inspiration struck during the 2021 Balloon Boss Summit, leading to the establishment of the company merely a month later. The Balloon Guild is dedicated to enhancing the efficiency and creativity of balloon decorators worldwide, offering an extensive online toolkit that includes recipes, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and other invaluable resources.

Johnathon is also the driving force behind Party People Events, a decor company renowned for its expertise in corporate decor and backdrops. Under his leadership, the company has become synonymous with excellence and innovation in the event decoration industry.

Chris Potts
Balloon Masters
Sponsor: Hi-Float

Buffalo, NY

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 1990
Certificates & Awards in Industry: 
CPA
2nd place murals at IBAC
3 awards from Betallic for designs I entered in their competitions

About: 
Love to make fun, bold balloon decor because everyone loves having exciting unique decor at their events. I’m know for focusing on the ability to make a large enough profit with balloon decor to make this our families only source of income.

We have always kept in mind that when you own your own business you can’t price to just get by but need to make enough to save and & be very comfortable in the future. I have figured out how to turn an initial side hustle into a fine tuned money making machine :).

We offer all the new fads in balloon decor but keep our focus not on the cute bread & butter of small decor & deliveries but on the meat & potatoes. Air inflated, classic corporate decor & being as efficient as possible and being lean and mean so you still make profits during slow times!

Dori Saypol
Total Party
Sponsor: BalloonCoach

East Brunswick, NJ

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2002
Certificates & Awards in Industry: 

  • CBA 2009
  • Best Event Planner of the year 2015 (ILEA)
  • Small Business of the Year 2023 (East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce)

About: I’m Dori from Total Party in East Brunswick, New Jersey. I started my business in 2002 doing Event Planning and Balloons. Only recently, I have shifted to strictly balloons. I focus on classic decor but I’ve done organic decor and sculpture work. I enjoy helping people in our industry in any way I can. I am detail oriented, organized and love to color-code things. I love lists, spreadsheets, planners, pens and stickers!

Gary Ledbetter
Dynamite Magic & Balloons
Sponsor: BalloonCoach

Montgomery, AL

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 1976
Certificates & Awards in Industry: 

About: 

Bill Allen
Balloon Man
Sponsor: Decomex via Bargain Balloons

New Braunfels, TX

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2009
Certificates & Awards in Industry: CBA

About: 
Balloon Man specializes in auto dealership decor throughout Texas and Oklahoma. Though, we have branched out into private and corporate events over the last several years and now have a storefront in Canyon Lake, TX. Our top sellers, aside from dealership decor, are classic arches, columns and, of course, organic garlands and demi arches.

Misti Kaufman
Balloons by Misti
Sponsor: BalloonCoach

Grand Forks, ND

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2009

About: In May 2019, I founded Balloons by Misti, a home-based, family-operated business nestled in a custom workshop in our garage in Grand Forks, North Dakota. As a dedicated wife and mother of six, I’ve channeled my passion for creativity into crafting exceptional balloon decor. Our repertoire spans from vibrant birthday arrangements and eye-catching celebration stands to sophisticated corporate displays, including work for local companies and the university.

We excel in both classic and organic designs, recently embracing the unique charm of all-foil balloon creations. A hallmark of our service is the personalized touch we add with custom vinyl work, ensuring each piece is as unique as our clients. Balloons by Misti isn’t just about decoration; it’s about creating unforgettable experiences and lasting memories through the art of balloons.

Victoria West
Balloons on Grand Central
Sponsor: BalloonCoach

Vienna, WV

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2016
About:

As an entrepreneur deeply rooted in community engagement, Victoria is a dynamic force in the retail landscape. With a keen eye for design and a commitment to fostering connections, Victoria seamlessly integrates retail expertise with creative flair. Opening a Gift Shop in 2013. A Balloon Store in 2016 a Mercantile in 2020 and launching a Non Profit organization with a focus on ALS 2024.

At the helm of Gift Gallery of Vienna Retail Emporium, Victoria curates a vibrant space where community members converge to discover unique treasures and forge meaningful connections. Victorias dedication to personalized service and community empowerment sets her apart in the retail sphere. Winning multiple awards over her years as a entrepreneur National title Pageant Director of the Year, locally Business Owner of The year, State recognitions West Virginia’s Best Gift Shop and Best place to purchase West Virginia made items and locally Wood County Society Advocate Champion are a few of her favorites.

Beyond her retail endeavors, Victoria is a visionary balloon and home decor designer, infusing every project with innovation and style. With her meticulous attention to detail and boundless creativity, she transform spaces into captivating environments, leaving a lasting impression on clients and guests alike. Victoria continues to check off her bucket list must experience moments adding constantly but naming a few favorites such as The most famous house in America, movie stand in moments as a celebrity look a like, NYE Time Square confetti engineer and designer at our Governors Mansion.

Driven by a passion for enriching lives through design and community engagement, Victoria is a beacon of inspiration in both entrepreneurial and creative circles. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, coaching and a heart for community, she continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of gifting, design and helping others grow through her instructional endeavors.

Mindy Neal
OYSC Media
Sponsor: BalloonCoach

Phoenix, AZ

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2015 

About: 

Denise Seymour
My Little Balloon Co.
Sponsor:

Modesto, CA

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 
Certificates & Awards in Industry: 

About: 

John Roquemore
Reel Influence
Sponsor: Reel Influence

Lakeland, FL

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Certificates & Awards: Award Winning Writer & Producer – Telly Awards

About: After 16 years in marketing, John Roquemore founded Reel Influence to support balloon business owners with comprehensive, done-for-you social media. His focus is helping balloon bosses grow & retain their clients AND get more time back in their schedule.

Kelli Mankowski
Party World’s BeBoldBalloons
Sponsor: BalloonCoach

Baxter, MN

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2004
Certificates & Awards in Industry:
Kelli is a Certified Balloon Artist, a scuba diving instructor, a PIYO (Pilates-yoga) instructor, a Dale Carnegie program graduate, a Zig Ziglar program graduate, in the Who’s Who of International Business Professionals, a previous Chamber of Commerce President, a past member of the board of United Way, and a previous BNI President.

About: We operate a retail store – about 85% of our business is walk in retail sales – birthdays, retirement, baby showers, etc. As far as being “known for” it’s always whatever is currently showing up on Pinterest or Instagram feeds!

Eddie Heyland
Balloon City USA
Sponsor: BalloonCoach

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 1990

Certificates & Awards in Industry: The King of Latex

About: Bang for your buck. Classic and creative 

Tammy Corzine

Tammy Corzine
Celebrations
Sponsor: BalloonCoach

Delphos, OH

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 
Certificates & Awards in Industry: 

About: 

Gaby Gonzalez
Betallic
Sponsor: Betallic-Sempertex

Los Angeles, CA

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Year Started in Balloon Industry: 2013
Certificates & Awards in Industry: CBA

About: Gaby is Betallic’s marketing manager, with a rich background in the balloon industry. Previously, she co-founded and played a crucial role in the success of Gaby’s Balloons, a Southern California-based company specializing in creating impressive decor, especially larger installations for massive birthday parties, celebrities and corporate clients.

Starting as a high school freshman, Gaby, alongside her mother Gaby Oros, built Gaby’s Balloons into a thriving business over the past decade. Together, they’ve not only served a diverse clientele but also educated over 3,000 students in the balloon industry, spanning from beginners to advanced levels.

Gaby’s Balloons is known for its expertise in both organic and classic decor, catering to a wide range of clients. Now, as a marketing manager at Betallic, Gaby brings her extensive experience to the corporate balloon world, influencing the industry by sharing insights and opinions with manufacturers. Gaby continues to leave a lasting impact on the balloon artistry and event decor landscape.

Our Summit Partners

Thank you to the sponsors of Balloon Boss Summit 2024.

Fun celebrations! leave with photos to market to your target clients while enjoying the fun
Save time!
Scott DeLorenzo, co-owner of Balloons by Tommy shares how you can add more hours into your day.
Scott DeLorenzo, Balloons by Tommy
Skeptic to believer
"I have to admit that I came to this retreat a little skeptical. I've been to a lot of conventions over the years. My feeling has always been that if you learn one new thing, then it was worth the money and time and I figured I would have at least one takeaway and it would be worth it. I feel this past week has been transformational (if that is a real word). There were so many things I learned - about my business, about myself, and what I am capable of. The unique format made learning easy and the availability of the instructors made asking questions and follow-up easy. Thanks, Joette Meyers Giardina for a great learning experience."
Debby Levi, Inflated Creations
You are worth it!
"If you are not sure if you should come to a Summit, I encourage you to set aside the time, set aside the funds to come to the next event. It's powerful, the people that you meet, the lessons that you learn, the skills that you get to take away are worth it, You are worth it, Invest in yourself and your business."
Stephanie Cofield, Celebration Creations
Changed my business & life
"I rarely share much, but I woke up this morning with the intention to post this. Almost 2 years ago I attended Summit after only being in business six months and it completely changed my business and life. Not only in two years did I start and grow a successful balloon business but I tapped into a side of me that was dormant for so long, creativily.

Leaving Summit I was very clear about my target customer....schools and universities. Although I took on other jobs as a way to survive social distancing, I kept my eye on the prize.

Tomorrow I will proudly sign a contract for my largest gig to date. My company will officailly become the event decor provider for a local universities football games for the entire season. This deal will officially push my company over the 200K mark for this year and we still have a quarter to go.
Sharita Mathis Richardson, Party of 5 Events

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Disney Springs Holiday Inn Orlando, FL
1805 Hotel Plaza BLVD
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

 

Reserve your hotel room after you purchase your ticket to get our exclusive special group rate of $134 (while available; supplies are limited). 

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In Person

Schedule: Nov 9-14, 2024

Summit 2024

Pay in full or make payments
$3597
$ $2797 Early Bird ends 7/31/24
  • Delicious networking lunch Saturday through Thursday with instructors & Staff
  • Theme Dinner & Dancing Wednesday Night
  • 6 days of hands-on balloon & business training
  • Professional photography of high profit decor to market with
  • Hotel and other dinners not included

Payment FAQs

Can’t pay in full? No worries. We have two payment plans available, in which you’d pay every month until the ticket is paid off. 

Available payment plans:

  • 4 pay

The 4-pay payment plan is broken into 4 monthly payments each 25% of the total price of the summit ticket, $699.25 per payment. Select “Pay Deposit” 

If you use a promo code, it reduces the amount of the summit ticket and the amount of each payment (promo code is only available 1 time at the time of the initial purchase)

The final day to sign up for the payment plan is July 31, 2024.

All payments must be paid by October 31, 2024.

Due to LImited seating and high overhead of the event
NO REFUNDS on your ticket to Balloon Boss Summit 

If you choose to find a buyer for your ticket,  the arrangements need to be made with our team at least 5 days prior to the event. 

If unable to find a buyer for your ticket, you will “attend” as an absentee and be mailed your goodie bag and workbook and have access to the main stage class recordings and professional photography within 30 days of the end of Summit. 

Skeptic to believer
"I have to admit that I came to this retreat a little skeptical. I've been to a lot of conventions over the years. My feeling has always been that if you learn one new thing, then it was worth the money and time and I figured I would have at least one takeaway and it would be worth it. I feel this past week has been transformational (if that is a real word). There were so many things I learned - about my business, about myself, and what I am capable of. The unique format made learning easy and the availability of the instructors made asking questions and follow-up easy. Thanks, Joette Meyers Giardina for a great learning experience."
Debby Levi, Inflated Creations
Truly worth every penny!
"This experience was truly worth every penny and time spent. The partnerships, friendships and relationships created, will motivate me to reach my goals - personally and professionally. I couldn't have guessed what this experience would have provided me and my business...thank you Joette, Staff and attendees!"
Alaina Babcok, Glitzy Balloons
Changed my business & life
"I rarely share much, but I woke up this morning with the intention to post this. Almost 2 years ago I attended Summit after only being in business six months and it completely changed my business and life. Not only in two years did I start and grow a successful balloon business but I tapped into a side of me that was dormant for so long, creativily.

Leaving Summit I was very clear about my target customer....schools and universities. Although I took on other jobs as a way to survive social distancing, I kept my eye on the prize.

Tomorrow I will proudly sign a contract for my largest gig to date. My company will officailly become the event decor provider for a local universities football games for the entire season. This deal will officially push my company over the 200K mark for this year and we still have a quarter to go.
Sharita Mathis Richardson, Party of 5 Events

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No guests or children are allowed in the conference rooms or meal areas except for the Wednesday dinner with a meal ticket purchase for that evening. Additionally, the meals that are included in Summit are for ticketed attendees only. NON-REFUNDABLE TICKET POLICIES: All tickets are non-refundable.  Due to the limited seating of the event and the high cost of running this summit, contracts have already been signed and payments made to the venue and vendors. If unable to attend the event in person, you will get access to the replay of Summit 2024 approximately 30 days after the event We will follow COVID-19 safety policies based on Orange County regulations. Questions about the summit, please email producer Joette Giardina  Joette@ballooncoach.com or click the blue button above to schedule a free 10-minute chat with Joette.

Attend Balloon Boss Summit 2024
In Person

Schedule: Nov 9-14, 2024

Summit 2024

Pay in full or make payments
$3597
$ $2797 Early Bird ends 7/31/24
  • Delicious networking lunch Saturday through Thursday with instructors & Staff
  • Theme Dinner & Dancing Wednesday Night
  • 6 days of hands-on balloon & business training
  • Professional photography of high profit decor to market with
  • Hotel and other dinners not included

Payment FAQs

Can’t pay in full? No worries. We have two payment plans available, in which you’d pay every month until the ticket is paid off. 

Available payment plans:

  • 4 pay

The 4-pay payment plan is broken into 4 monthly payments each 25% of the total price of the summit ticket, $699.25 per payment. Select “Pay Deposit” 

If you use a promo code, it reduces the amount of the summit ticket and the amount of each payment (promo code is only available 1 time at the time of the initial purchase)

The final day to sign up for the payment plan is July 31, 2024.

All payments must be paid by October 31, 2024.

Due to LImited seating and high overhead of the event
NO REFUNDS on your ticket to Balloon Boss Summit 

If you choose to find a buyer for your ticket,  the arrangements need to be made with our team at least 5 days prior to the event. 

If unable to find a buyer for your ticket, you will “attend” as an absentee and be mailed your goodie bag and workbook and have access to the main stage class recordings and professional photography within 30 days of the end of Summit.